Fragment of medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Height x width: 4.8 x 5.3 cm (1 15/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp of linen; ground of blue wool; woven with yellow, red and blue wool and natural colored linen; ground of border is of red wool; design of a human head (?) in the center surrounded by four lozenges formed by disconnected small rectangular motifs, an animal is inside each of two lozenges and a leaf is inside each of the other two; four half leaves border the frame which encloses a scrolled branch with leaves on both sides. From Akhmîm. Central motifs are similar to those in 01.8347.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund